Vertex orders additional Sapphire XC 3D printers from Velo3D

Velo3D, a leading company in metal additive manufacturing technology for critical parts, announced that Vertex Manufacturing (a subsidiary of PrinterPrezz) has ordered two new Sapphire XC printers to complement its existing fleet and meet customer demands.

The large format Sapphire printers will help Vertex deliver large scale production capabilities, are calibrated for Inconel 718 and GRCop-42, and will be able to print parts 600mm in diameter and 550mm in height.

As a leader in additive manufacturing (AM) and secondary processes, Vertex specializes in providing effective solutions to customers’ demanding engineering challenges. Capabilities include a wide range of post-processing services such as full 5-axis machining and finished product surface treatments. Vertex currently operates a fleet of Sapphire printers calibrated to print in Inconel 718, a nickel-based superalloy that provides high strength and oxidation resistance even at near-melting temperatures. Available on a large scale, Vertex also offers manufacturing using GRCop-42, an alloy of copper, chromium and niobium developed by NASA for use in regenerative cooled rocket engines. With these technologies, customers in multiple critical industries, including aerospace, space, medical devices, and semiconductors, can rely on Vertex for any challenging scenarios.

“As the AM landscape continues to mature, the technology has become invaluable, enabling faster product development times and significantly reduced manufacturing cycles,” said Tim Warden, vice president of sales and manufacturing. at Vertex Manufacturing. “Velo3D’s fully integrated solution allows our customers to print challenging geometries with limited support structures, so they can focus on optimizing their parts rather than having to adjust and compromise designs. . We are excited to add these printers to our fabrication shop, especially our new GRCop-42 printer, enabling our customers to meet their ever-changing demands.

Vertex focusing on high-tech industries such as aerospace, defense and medical devices, large-scale customers rely on Vertex to stay competitive. Vertex’s comprehensive and agile manufacturing pipeline combines advanced tools such as Makino a61nx CNC machining and FANUC Robodrill tools to deliver finished, ready-to-use parts to its customers.

“The tensile additive manufacturing continues to see in the aerospace industry is largely driven by the significant progress that has been made and the ability of subcontractors like Vertex to successfully achieve their goal of delivering high quality finished parts. , allowing engineers to focus on design rather than manufacturing,” said Dr. Zach Murphree, Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development for Velo3D. “The feedback we’ve heard from Vertex customers has been very positive and that’s in large part due to Vertex’s ability to deliver exactly what customers need.”

To learn more about the partnership between Velo3D and Vertex, stop by the Velo3D booth (#2.0-D01) at Formnext in Frankfurt from November 15-18.

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